How to Add Netflix to Plex

Plex, a media library application, includes support for Netflix via a plug-in. The Netflix plug-in adds Netflix as an option to the videos section of your Plex media library. You can use the plug-in to browse Netflix, search for available movies and TV shows, and watch them from within Plex. The Netflix plug-in only works with the Mac OS X version of Plex and doesn’t run on Windows.

Things You'll Need

  • Mac OS X


Install the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in on your Mac. If you can watch Netflix in your Web browser, you already have Silverlight. Otherwise, open the Silverlight website, download the Silverlight installer package, double-click the downloaded “Silverlight.pkg” file and follow the instructions on your screen.


Open the Netflix page on the Plex Online website in your Web browser. You can also select “Plex Online” in Plex to open this website.


Click the “Install Netflix Into Plex” link on the page to install the Netflix plug-in. Open the videos library in Plex and select “Netflix” to use it.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can download a variety of plug-ins for Plex from the Plex Online website.